Hi there! The September My Monthly Hero release is now live, and we are celebrating with a blog hop and giveaway! You should have arrived here from Debi Adams’s blog, and your next stop is Ilina Crouse. This month is all about spooky and creepy with the main kit, but I have a couple of cute cards for you using some of the add-ons.
Halloween has never really been my forte, but I love the pumpkins included in the new add-ons, so I created two cute projects with an orange, gray, and black color scheme.
For the first project, I used the new Spiderweb Bold Prints background stamped with Silver ink on some white cardstock. I then used the new Jack O Lantern die with some Papaya and Pitch Black cardstock to create a cute little Jack O Lantern. I blended some Just Rust ink around the edges of the pumpkin for a bit of dimension.
I heat embossed a greeting on some Pitch Black cardstock, then adhered all of the die cuts on the spiderweb panel using foam adhesive. The final touch was a few black enamel dots!
For my second card, I created a shaker using the Pumpkin Window die and some vellum. I began by die cutting the Pumpkin Window Die from the center of some Pebble cardstock. I backed it with some heavyweight vellum, then added a die cut Papaya cardstock pumpkin in the negative space. I also blended some more Just Rust ink around the edges of the Pebble card front.
I then added some foam tape around the edge of the pumpkin and filled it with some sparkling sequins. I adhered it to a panel of Papaya cardstock and added a silver heat embossed sentiment to the front on some black cardstock!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, to celebrate the latest My Monthly Hero release, Hero Arts is giving away a $50 shopping spree for the Hero Arts store. All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment on each stop on the hop before Sunday, September 13th. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! The winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Your next stop is Ilina Crouse.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the die cut pumpkins.
One having it’s top cut off
is a fun idea. Great cards.
thanks for sharing
Maria Nadeau says
I love your card with the spider webs, it is the classic Halloween image that I love!
Ann ito says
Darling cards! Must try my hand at shaker cards, so stinkin’ cute!
So adorable the cards!
Nini K says
Your shaker card is my favorite!
Rainbow J says
Oh! Love the idea of a pumpkin shaker card! I never thought of that. Thanks for sharing.
Rose Johnson says
Love your cards – so sweet!
Linda Price says
These classic Halloween ideas evoke wonderful memories of times with my children. Nice cards-thanks for sharing.
Pumpkin shaker card! How clever is that?! I can think of them as pumpkin seeds. Good job.
Ashley Cortez says
Love how you used vellum on them pumpkin shaker card very clean and pretty cards
Nancy Knapp says
I’ve not created a shaker card yet. But I just love this pumpkin shaker card… Something to look forward to!
Fabulous cards! love the shaker
Jodie Taylor says
Such cute cards and love your shaker card!
What adorable pumpkin cards! I love that die!
Jane B. says
You have spiced up the pumpkin dies. Now I want both of them!!! Great cards.
What fun cards! I love the shaker idea and the spider web with the pumpkin is darling. Great job!
Geri S says
Cute pumpkin cards! Love the pen too. Thanks for the ideas!
Barbara-Jean Kubik says
There is definitely something irresistible about pumpkins, even if one isn’t keen on Halloween! I like your cards!
Marisela Delgado says
Cute pumpkins, love the one with the top off. 🙂
Elaine H. says
You can’t go wrong with a jack-o-lantern and cobweb! Very cute!
Kristi H. says
Super-cute! Love the pumpkin shaker.
Evelyn Larson says
Hello from Malta, NY. The only spiders I like are the ones in this kit. I love your cards just not real spiders. Cool cards.
Marie Thompson says
Carol Wortman says
Yup, Happy fall, Y’all. These are very cute! Especislly like the pumpkin with his lid flipped. I usually don’t do cute and I was drawn to the great web background. The shaker is great for fall.
Sue D says
Cute cards. I really like the pumpkin shaker.
Lisa Durbin says
Can’t wait to try the Pumpkin shaker card really cute!
Oh Emily…you do have a way with pumpkins!🎃 Love your cards!👏🏻
Adonya S. says
I just love the sayings in this and the add ons are great! Thanks for the inspiration with your cards!
Denise Bryant says
Awesome pumpkin dies! Love your fun cards! The spiderweb is a perfect background for your first card, and I love the pumpkin shaker card!
Fantastic kit and add-ons–I love your pumpkin shaker card!
Tina Anderson says
Great cards! I like the vellum window.
These are wonderful cards!
Steffi H. says
Your pumpink shkaer card is just amazing.
Sandra J says
Your use of this month’s release has inspired me to start my Halloween cards. I can’t wait for my kit to arrive
Thanks for sharing.
Lynn Conlon says
You have really cute cards. Love the pumpkin shaker card. Kids will love this one. You spider web pumpkin card is creepy yet fun with the colors used. Thanks for sharing.
Jeanne Beam says
Such wonderful cards! Love the pumpkin shaker card.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Cyndi Morris says
What fun cards! I love that pumpkin die.
Simply gorgeous! What a wonderful release!
I love your cards and your cute and adorable pumpkins!
kathleen dumpert says
Seeing the pumpkin dies on your cards makes me want them even more!
Bonnie King says
Oh, your pumpkin shaker card is so cute! Very clever.
Carolee Mc says
Your cards and this kit are awesome!!!
Beth Merrill says
Great cards! I wonder how it would look to overlay the pumpkin stem with a piece of green cardstock that has been cut with the same die?
Ummekulsum Kutub says
Michele W says
Love your fun Halloween cards. Great idea to use silver instead of black to stamp the spider webs. Thanks for the inspiration!
Hi Emily! Fantastic cards and I’m always looking for cool shaker card ideas as my family just loves receiving one, they get all excited, lol! Love the vellum for the window I need to try that! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Awesome cards! I love the spiderweb background!
Christine Healy says
Love your card with the jack-o-lantern and spider webs in the background! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!!
Kelsey Thomas says
Love your cards! 🙂
Connie Johnson says
Hi Emily 🙂 Your cards are adorable! Gonna try a similar shaker card idea! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂
Great cards! I just love shakers and am looking forward to having a lot of fun with the pumpkin window die. Your Jack o lantern looks very cute.
Great cards – love the pretty pumpkin shaker! Thanks for sharing!
Darlene Pavlick says
Both projects are fabulous Emily! Your shaker is awesome (I struggle with those) and I love how you sat the lid to the pumpkin off to the side on the other card! Great job! Thanks for inspiration!
Nancy Tolan says
love the shaker card pumpkin
Karen L K says
Very nice cards! The shaker card is so nice with the pumpkin window! I love that spider web too.